I recently (during a UDS lightning talk) discovered EtherPad. It’s a collaborative editor (like gobby), but uses a browser instead of a standalone application. It’s free software (Google open sourced it after buying the company that was developing it), and there’s a free online instance at ietherpad.com. Setting up a new pad is as simple as going to http://ietherpad.com/foo and clicking Create Pad. It’s written in Java, and not packaged in Debian (yet).
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I would rather recommend TitanPad:http://titanpad.com/
That has been running for more than 2 months now for a Debian Developer (mika) and others with a friendly TOS:
etherpad sourcecode needs a lot of work to be really in a state of declaring it “stable” and ready for packaging.
Nevertheless, it is a good alternative to gobby
I would also recomend piratepad.net
Hosted and administered by the Swedish pirateparty (Piratpartiet).
I’d personally avoid ietherpad for the simple reason that they have a demented bot on twitter that retweets anyone who mentions the word ‘etherpad’ with spam saying their etherpad instance is better.
I filed a request for packaging, you can follow its progress/help here:
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